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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library JOH (Text) 33500013299292 New Checked out 12/12/2020
Moorhead Public Library JOH (Text) 33500013299300 New Checked out 12/11/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780593188958
  • ISBN: 0593188950
  • Physical Description: 210 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

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"'One of her generation's most intriguing authors' (Entertainment Weekly), Daisy Johnson is the youngest writer to have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Now she returns with Sisters, a haunting story about two sisters caught in a powerful emotional web and wrestling to understand where one ends and the other begins. Born just ten months apart, July and September are thick as thieves, never needing anyone but each other. Now, following a case of school bullying, the teens have moved away with their single mother to a long-abandoned family home near the shore. In their new, isolated life, July finds that the deep bond she has always shared with September is shifting in ways she cannot entirely understand. A creeping sense of dread and unease descends inside the house. Meanwhile, outside, the sisters push boundaries of behavior -- until a series of shocking encounter tests the limits of their shared experience, and forces shocking revelations about the girls' past and future. Written with radically inventive language and imagery by an author whose work has been described as "entrancing" (The New Yorker), "a force of nature" (New York Times Book Review), and "weird and wild and wonderfully unsettling" (Celeste Ng), Sisters is a one-two punch of wild fury and heartache -- a taut, powerful, and deeply moving account of sibling love and what happens when two sisters must face each other's darkest impulses"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    *Starred Review* Their teachers say the two girls are isolated, uninterested, conjoined, young for their age, sometimes moved to great cruelty. The two are teenage sisters, September and July, so close they often share thoughts, which pass through the skin like an electric current. September is the older by 10 months and always the ringleader. Their favorite game when they were young was called September Says, in which July had to do whatever September told her to do. When readers meet the two, something terrible has happened at their school in Oxford, something so traumatic that July cannot remember it, although it is the reason they have left Oxford to move into a dilapidated family house near the sea on the side of the North York Moors. Their depressive mother, a children's picture-book author and illustrator, has always known that houses are bodies, and this house into which they're moving is the house where September was born. Johnson's character-driven novel is told, in part, in July's first-person voice, and, in part, from the third-person viewpoint of their mother, Sheela. Their relentlessly dark, very interior stories move backward and forward in time and, as the novel proceeds, become ever more fevered and seemingly, almost suffocatingly, unmoored from reality. The story is beautifully written, the characters expertly drawn, as is the setting, the house becoming a character in itself. A memorable and haunting novel. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Daisy Johnson is the youngest author ever shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, with her first novel Everything Under in 2018. Her short story collection Fen, received the 2017 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. She lives in Oxford, England.

Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Social isolation > Fiction.
Bullying > Fiction.
FICTION / Family Life / Siblings.
FICTION / Psychological.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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